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5 People Stabbed on Rutgers University Campus

A suspect is in custody

(Newser) - Five people were stabbed at the Rutgers University Business School in Piscataway, New Jersey, on Friday, CBS New York reports. According to NBC New York , the campus announced a lockdown Friday afternoon, advising students and staff to take shelter. A short time later the school announced a suspect was in... More »

Disabled Job Seekers Face Steep Discrimination

Employers much less interested in applicants who noted disability in cover letter

(Newser) - Last year, only 17.1% of the disabled population in the US was employed, in stark contrast to the 64.6% for the non-disabled, per the Bureau of Labor Statistics . A new study out of Rutgers and Syracuse University may point to the hidden bias that explains this. Researchers sent... More »

College Team Boots 5 Players After Arrests

Rutgers teammates charged with home-invasion robbery and assault

(Newser) - Coach Kyle Flood kicked five players—three of them projected starters—off the Rutgers University football team minutes before its season opener today, the AP reports. This week, players Nadir Barnwell, Razohnn Gross, Ruhann Peele, and Delon Stephenson were charged with assault stemming from a fight in April that left... More »

Rutgers: No More Frat Parties

Party ban follows series of booze-related incidents

(Newser) - For this semester, the party's already over for all 86 fraternities and sororities at Rutgers University. After a series of alcohol-related incidents at the New Jersey university—and fraternity scandals across the country—officials say they have "placed a moratorium through the end of the semester on parties... More »

How Seinfeld Is Teaching Psychiatry to Medical Students

Professor has trainees offer psychiatric evaluations of characters

(Newser) - Sure, it's no Sesame Street, but it turns out Seinfeld can be very educational. Its characters show signs of a range of psychiatric problems, and it's up to Rutgers medical students to diagnose them. Twice a week, professor Anthony Tobia has his students—who number about 150 a... More »

Rutgers Frat Party Death Due to Alcohol Poisoning

Medical examiner finds Caitlyn Kovacs, 19, died from 'acute ethanol toxicity'

(Newser) - Alcohol poisoning is to blame in the death of the 19-year-old Rutgers student who was taken to the hospital after attending a "gathering" at a fraternity house last month. Sophomore Caitlyn Kovacs was taken from the frat house to the hospital around 3am on Sept. 21 after she appeared... More »

Student, 19, Dies After 'Gathering' at Rutgers Fraternity

Police probe Caitlyn Kovacs' death

(Newser) - A 19-year-old Rutgers student has died following what reports call a "small gathering" at a fraternity house. Alcohol may have been a factor in Caitlyn Kovacs' death, which is currently under police investigation; an autopsy will reveal the cause. The New Jersey resident passed out at the Delta Kappa... More »

Rutgers Cans QB After Fight Leaves Man Clinging to Life

School kicks him off the team

(Newser) - Rutgers has kicked quarterback Philip Nelson off the team, its head coach announced today , in the wake of a fight that left former Minnesota State linebacker Isaac Kolstad in critical condition with brain damage. The fight occurred outside a bar at around 2am Sunday in Mankato, Minn. Witnesses say Nelson,... More »

Introducing the Bruce Springsteen Theology Course

Rutgers University to offer the class

(Newser) - Here's a college class that actually exists: a theology course studying ... the songs of Bruce Springsteen. Rutgers University will offer the class, the Guardian reports. It seems the Boss' lyrics often include religious references, mostly from the Hebrew Bible (the Old Testament to Christians), though he was raised Catholic.... More »

Fallout Over Rutgers Hire Prompts 'Catfight'

Trustees complain they didn't have enough time to vet Julie Hermann

(Newser) - Rutgers University is scrambling to deal with reports that its newly minted athletic director and supposed scandal slayer Julie Hermann has a spotty past of her own—complete with abuse allegations and a sex-discrimination settlement —and emerging emails show bickering and complaints among the very board of trustees that... More »

Rutgers' New Scandal-Slayer Dogged by ... Scandal

Julie Hermann quit Tenn. coaching job after players alleged abuse

(Newser) - In trying to put the Mike Rice scandal firmly behind it, Rutgers has opened up a whole new can of abuse allegations: As the Star-Ledger reports, new athletic director Julie Hermann quit her job as volleyball coach at the University of Tennessee 16 years ago, after her players wrote a... More »

Rutgers Suspends Another Coach Over Verbal Abuse

Lacrosse team's Brian Brecht on the hot seat this time

(Newser) - See if this sounds familiar: Rutgers has suspended a men's coach on allegations of verbal abuse. This time, it's lacrosse coach Brian Brecht, but the university hasn't released any details of the investigation, reports the Star-Ledger of New Jersey. The school has been poring over practice tapes... More »

Fired Rutgers Coach: I Embarrassed My Family

Mike Rice 'deeply sorry' after player abuse scandal

(Newser) - Mike Rice, the Rutgers basketball coach fired after he was caught on video abusing players , says he is "deeply sorry for the pain and the hardship that I've caused." He tells ABC News there's "no explanation for what's on those films because there is... More »

Rutgers Coach Fired After Film Shows Player Abuse

Mike Rice screamed slurs, hurled basketballs at heads

(Newser) - Rutgers has fired Mike Rice over a video obtained by ESPN that shows the men's basketball coach hurling balls at players' heads and bodies from point-blank range and yelling abuse, including homophobic slurs. Rice was suspended for three games and fined $50,000 in December after athletic director Tim... More »

Dharun Ravi Leaves Jail

Served 20 days of 30-day sentence

(Newser) - He faced 10 years, he got 30 days, and after just 20 Dharun Ravi has been released from the Middlesex County jail. He received the standard five days off for good behavior, and an additional five for working. While it was yesterday revealed that Ravi won't be deported to... More »

Clementi's Parents Reject Ravi's Apology

Joseph, Jane Clementi call it a 'public relations piece'

(Newser) - Dharun Ravi reported to jail to serve his 30-day sentence today, two days after finally issuing an apology for the "stupid" decision he made to spy on roommate Tyler Clementi. His words did little to satisfy Clementi's parents, however. ABC News reports on the statement the couple released... More »

Dharun Ravi Apologizes for 'Childish Choices'

Ex-Rutgers student will start short jail sentence Thursday

(Newser) - Dharun Ravi offered today what the judge in his high-profile invasion-of-privacy case chided him for withholding: an apology. Ravi called his decision to spy on Rutgers roommate Tyler Clementi "stupid" and said he would turn himself in to begin serving his 30-day jail sentence on Thursday, reports the New... More »

Dharun Ravi Gets 30-Day Sentence

He declines to speak in sentencing hearing

(Newser) - After declining to speak on his own behalf, Dharun Ravi was sentenced to 30 days in jail today for spying on and allegedly outing gay roommate Tyler Clementi. Ravi "stared wide-eyed at the judge" as the sentence was read, but had no other reaction, according to the New Jersey ... More »

NFL's Buccaneers Sign Paralyzed College Player

Eric LeGrand of Rutgers gets symbolic contract

(Newser) - Normally, when a football team signs a player to its off-season roster in May, it doesn't make headlines. It's different when the player is Eric LeGrand, who was paralyzed from the neck down during a Rutgers game in 2010. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers gave LeGrand a symbolic contract... More »

Rutgers Slams Student Paper's Pro-Hitler Parody

Fake article attributed to Jewish student

(Newser) - A student at Rutgers has filed a complaint after a parody newspaper printed a pro-Hitler story with his byline. The university is investigating the situation as a bias incident, the AP reports. The piece, titled "What About the Good Things Hitler Did?," was attributed to Aaron Marcus, a... More »

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